Founded in 1990, INERIS is an EPCIP (French public research body of an industrial and commercial character), under the aegis of the French Ministry of Ecology.
Since 2011, INERIS is in charge of the National Service of Assistance (SNA) to the substitution of chemical substances at the request of the French Ministry in charge of the Environment. The SNA website provides concrete support to economic actors involved in sustainable substitution.
Dealing at the beginning with alternatives to bisphenol A (BPA) in food containers, the SNA Substitution website now offers expanded information about other families of chemical substances and other activity sectors.
The new version of the website thus provides data on the substitution of bisphenols (BPA, but also BPS, BPF, …) and phthalates (substances mainly used as plasticizers for PVC). Beyond food containers, the SNA is now dealing with the substitution of chemicals in various activity sectors.